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Wasp mimicking fly, Conopid fly

Conopidae

Description:

Approx. 30mm. Stopping over my lens. Not a wasp!

Habitat:

Rural forest.

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18 Comments

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 4 years ago

Thank you Paul Davis!

Paul Davis
Paul Davis 4 years ago

Great shot , this is indeed a excellent wasp mimic .I took a photo of what appears to be the same species,or closely related in Chiang Dao and was given the ID as -Ceriana sp , a Hoverfly ,Syrphidae .I also thought it was a Conops-fly until I was given the heads up.

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 7 years ago

Thank you ChiefRedEarth!

Wow! Wonderful mimic! Excellent photo!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Thank you sunnyjosef!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Wow!! This is incredible!!! Mimicry at it's best!!!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Thank you Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Unbelievable!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Thank you Lauren, Rieko and Jason!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Great shot!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

I cannot believe that this is not a wasp!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Wonderful mimicry and pictures!

ToshimiDowaki
ToshimiDowaki 8 years ago

Thank you all! It's an amazing fly!

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Amazing series!!!!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

yes, this is a Conopid fly. By the way, please consider to include this spot in Mimetic Animals mission

Ioannis
Ioannis 8 years ago

I agree with the Conopidae family fly. I would add probably genus Physocephala but you have to search whiche species are present in your region. Very nice series.

Gorgeous series! This looks like a wasp mimicking fly

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

Hi Toshimi, this is an amazing series! This beautiful insect is actually a species of Fly that mimics wasps (very effectively).

This is very likely from Family Conopidae, we call them Thick-headed Flies here in North America. I am not at all familiar with the insects in your area so I don't think I can help you much more than that.

I just love the coloration of this fly!

ToshimiDowaki
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ToshimiDowaki

จังหวัดราชบุรี, Thailand

Spotted on Aug 12, 2013
Submitted on Aug 17, 2013

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